George was born about 1701 (alt 1704) in Elk Ridge, Baltimore County, Maryland (now Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland). He is the son of George Yate and Rachel Warfield. He passed away before February 1743, probably in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. (See Land Transactions below.)
George married Anne [Mary] Guinney about 1720 in Baltimore County, Maryland. Known children include:
George is named in the will of his father George Yate dated 13 September 1717 and proved 18 November 1717. He is to receive an equal share of the plantation, "Yate's Contrivance," [original patent 10 June 1706, 400 acs]  with his brothers Joshua, Samuel and Benjamin Yate when he reaches the age of 21. George is named as the eldest son, so has first choice of the land. The balance of the estate, after certain bequests to wife Elizabeth & others, is to be divided equally among the four brothers and three sisters, Eleanor, Mary and Rachael.
George is believed to have been the George Yate who was living in King William County, Virginia by 1726 (became part of Caroline County 1728). Richard Thacker reported that he was robbed of 11 pieces of gold and one-half pistole while at the house of George Yate on 26 April 1726.
Not personally having access to certain land records for Maryland and Virginia, use has been made of the following transactions cited on Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties:
23 August 1726 - George Yates sold a portion of "Yate's Contrivance" and 144 acres of "Yate's Forbearance" that he had received from his father. No wife waved dower. (Balto. Co. Deeds, Liber I S # H , folio 281.)
8 March 1729/30 - George while in Maryland conveyed to John Warfield a portion of "Warfield's Range" which had been granted to Richard Warfield and John Warfield [son ?] of Richard for 144 acres. No wife waived dower. (Balto. County Deeds, Liber R D # L folio 223.)
20 November 1741 - George Yates of Edgecombe Co, NC, eldest son of George Yate late of Baltimore, deceased, who in turn was son and heir of George Yate of Anne Arundel County, Gent., sold "Come By Chance" and "Addition" in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. No wife waived dower. (Provincial Court Deeds, Liber EI no. 3, folio 275, Hall of Records, Annapolis.)
10 February 1743 - 1743 Court, Caroline County, Virginia: George Yates, a minor son and orphan of George Yates, selected William Conner as guardian. This implies that George was not yet of age, and that his father had died recently, probably in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. It also implies that George's older brother, Michael Yates, was of age in 1743, that is, born at least by 1722. (No mention was made of a younger son William Yates in these court proceedings.)
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with George by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with George: